Hello world, it’s me.

How do you begin a blog? Is it like Alcoholics Anonymous where you must first introduce yourself? Hi my name is Jenn and I’m a blogger. This is my first meeting…I mean, post.

Or should I start with an ice breaker? A joke to bond us and settle our nerves.

Why were three blondes fishing with magnets? To catch the steelhead trout, of course. Ba-dump-bump! Bad joke. Don’t we feel closer? Wait…don’t leave. I promise, I won’t do that again.

Let me explain.

This is me. (Well, me with my kids would be a more accurate description.)

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This is my ambition in life…

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And…

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I haven’t been doing a lot of these things lately. Work and kids take up a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job…I’m a writer. And I love my kids…Boogie and Bagoo are the center of my universe. But last year was my tipping point. I got caught in the wheel of life, and felt rather uninspired. I lost my life spark. Things felt hum-drum. If this was an indicator of what’s to come, I didn’t want it. I needed to make some changes.

So, that’s how I got here. I promised myself that I would make progress on my goals. Make time for myself. Enjoy my life more! I’m not overly ambitious. I won’t cure cancer. I have no interest in becoming President. I admire those who have that discipline. But I’m a selfish beast. I just want to spend more quality time with the people I love doing the things that I love.

I know it’s not earth shaking. But if I’m honest with myself–to my very core– I love the mountains, the trees, the water…I love being outside. I feel better. I feel more connected to this world. And when it’s been too long since I stepped outside and paid attention to the world around me, I wither inside. I become a worse mother. I become a worse wife. I become a worse human being. So, fellow Earth travelers, I do this for you. (Maybe I’m not so selfish after all. Wink. Wink.)

This blog is my record. A place to be still and learn. To evaluate and contemplate. In it, I will write about my pursuit for more time fishing, more time yoga-ing, more time cooking, more time camping,…more time enjoying my life and those who are on the path with me. Aren’t I a giver?

Oh, and hopefully I’ll learn some lessons along the way.

Let’s begin.

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2 thoughts on “Hello world, it’s me.

  1. Jenn!!! You absolutely rock. I can’t get over how you dived into your blog and have actually been posting! For this first one, I love the images—you and the girls, fly fishing, beer & outdoors—all so very you. And it’s funny to boot! I’m inspired! xoxox Annie

  2. You’re too good to me. And you’re the one who inspires me. Now get out there and start blogging, again!

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